Overall the show was great. I did better at this show than the last one and walked away with another pony. The show ended up being smaller than expected, mostly because several people didn't come. There was still about a dozen people and most of them had huge strings. I can officially say that I did not have the smallest string there, but it was a close second.
Here is the run down of the placing.
What What - 6th British Pony
Someone Special - 3rd ASB
Gotta Bad Attitude - 3rd TB/STB
Above and Beyond - 4th American Warmblood
Sum Kinda Trouble - 3rd Part Arabian
Who Invited You - 5th Appaloosa
Custom Invitation - 4th Appaloosa
Isn't She Something - 1st Appaloosa
AR Stock Reserve Champion
I was so proud of myself on Saturday. Not only did all 3 of the horses I worked on in the last month place in their classes, but non of them got last place. I did get a suggestion from the judge (after the show was over) that Sum Kinda Trouble might do better in regular Paint class. I have her as a Pintabian, her face is a little dishier than I would like for a pure paint and I felt that her finer features were more Arabian like. After thinking about it, I'm going to change her class. I have found a few other pinto breeds that are similar build, so we will see.
While I was there, I picked up a cm Sm miniature that needed some work. When I first looked at him I saw that he had some paint missing from his mane. After I got him home I started really looking at him and found some other problems that need correcting. Half of his mane is OF and the other half is Cm, so I'm going to fix it because the added part looks terrible. No detail and it's WAY too bulky. He also needed some detail added back in the front legs. He looks stocky up in the front. He tendon detail, I carved them a little with the dremel, I didn't do too much, I don't want to take away too much and have his legs snap. Which I guess I have problem with since I snapped another one off the other night. He also has a bad lean to the left. It looks like the person designed him to be a runner on a peg or two but then decided not to. But he needs them, bad. I don't have any clear pegs so I think I'm going to have to use wire. I thought about making a base for him, but I'm not sure. I'm not a huge fan of bases with horses, but he is so small and I think it would help him out for stability. Hopefully tonight I will get his mane put back together so that I can get him refinished tomorrow, which makes me nervous, because Saturday is another model horse show.
This will be the biggest model horse I will have ever been to. Although this one will only have 3 rings, there are like 8 big divisions. Including Workmanship, which I am most excited for and most nervous about. Workmanship classes are a way for me to see where my horses are finish wise. I know that my horses are not the best things on the table, but I'm hoping to be able to see them among other horses of the same color. Just for my own brain. This show is 2+ hours away, so it also qualifies as the furthest I have ever gone for a show.
I have pics of my placings from the last show, but I haven't gotten them off my camera yet. Hopefully I can get them uploaded Sunday while I'm decompressing from the show.
Until then, wrap it and grab an umbrella.